Wednesday July 2, 2014

Big Ten Conference: The Big Ten has announced the promotions of Diane Dietz to deputy commissioner for public affairs, Scott Chipman to associate commissioner for communications, Robin Jentes to assistant commissioner for branding, Jade Burroughs to director of branding, Kerry Kenny to director of compliance, and Jessica Palermo to director of championships. Burroughs, Kenny and Palermo will staff the conference's New York office. Alex Macht has been promoted to assistant director of video services, and Kristina Minor has joined the staff as assistant director of compliance.

Memphis: Thomas Carrier has been tabbed the assistant athletics director for events and facilities at his alma mater.

Louisiana-Lafayette: Rob Stewart has been hired as senior director of athletics for external affairs. He previously served as sports information director for the Ragin' Cajuns.

South Dakota State: Senior associate AD for internal affairs Rob Peterson has left the school after 12 years for personal considerations, the school has announced.

Grambling: Athletic director Aaron James has been relieved of his duties. Former women's basketball coach Patricia Biggs will move into the interim athletic director role.

Tuesday July 1, 2014

Eastern Illinois: EIU has announced their three finalists for the vacant AD position and they are; Tom Michael (Illinois senior associate director of athletics), Rick Hartzell (CEO of Three Wide Media), and Jim Sarra (deputy director of athletics at Texas-San Antonio).

Monday June 30, 2014

Fordham: Columbia associate AD for intercollegiate sport programs John Barrett has been hired as the senior associate AD for business affairs at his alma mater.

Tennessee: Joan Cronan is in her final day on the job as women's athletics director.

MAC: Commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher has announced the following promotions: Bob Gennarelli to deputy commissioner/chief operating officer, Jeff Bacon to senior associate commissioner for championships and sport development, Betty Sislak to chief financial officer, Korinth Patterson to associate commissioner for championships, and Tori Kohl to assistant director of media relations.

Saturday June 28, 2014

Cal: Former Golden Bears wrestler H. Michael Williams has been named interim athletics director.

Columbus State: Georgia State senior associate AD for development and sport services Todd Reeser has been named the athletics director at Columbus State.

Friday June 27, 2014

Utah Valley: Preston Darger has been hired as director of athletics marketing.

Alcorn State: The school has announced the appointment of associate director of athletics/senior woman administrator LLJuana Weir as its interim AD, effective July 1.

The Citadel: The AD job is open.

American Athletic Conference: Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the promotions of Mark Hodgkin to assistant commissioner of digital media, Robert Weygand, Jr., to assistant commissioner of Olympic sports administration, and Kenneth Schank to senior director of compliance.

Rutgers: The university has promoted senior associate athletics director Jason Baum to chief communications officer, Kevin Lorincz to assistant athletics director for athletic communications, Kimberly Zivokvich to director of athletic communications, and Jimmy Gill to associate director of athletic communications.

Georgia State: Bharath Parthasarathy has been named the interim athletics director at Georgia State. He currently serves as the general counsel for the university. Cheryl Levick, the school's AD for the past half-decade, will transition to a role assisting Georgia State president Mark Becker next week. 

Penn State: Penn State has appointed a six-person committee to find outgoing athletics director David Joyner's replacement. Applications will be accepted through July 18 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hampton: Queens (N.Y.) College interim deputy athletics director Eugene Marshall, Jr., has been announced as Hampton's new athletics director. 

Cal: Athletic director Sandy Barbour will be reassigned within the athletic department. According to the San Jose Mercury News, she will transition to a role on the academic side in a sports management program at the university. Per ESPN a "prominent alum and former student-athlete will be named interim AD". 

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